AREAS OF STRATEGIC PLANNING & ACTION
Twelve Special Action Groups were established at the 2005 SMTE Symposium on Music Teacher Education. Now called Areas for Strategic Planning and Action (ASPAs), the purpose of these groups is to develop and implement action plans related to current critical issues in music teacher education.
Learn about the ASPAs
Critical Examination of the Curriculum
Marshall Haning and Brian Weidner
Cultural Diversity and Social Justice for Music Teacher Education
Music Teacher Educators: Recruitment, Preparation, and Professional Development
William I. Bauer and Krissie Weimer
Music Teacher Health and Wellness
Melissa Baughman and Tawnya Smith
Music Teacher Identity Development
Becky Marsh and Olivia Tucker
Professional Development for Music Teachers
Program Admission, Assessment, and Alignment
Supporting Beginning Music Teachers
Latest ASPA News
Open Nominations for SMTE Officer Vacancies
The Society for Music Teacher Education invites nominations for two Division Representative positions (Northwestern and Eastern) for terms that begin July 1, 2022. We also welcome engaged individuals from any Division who have interest in serving as Symposium Chair or...
ASPA Facilitator Voting Update
Thank you for participating in the ASPA Facilitator Elections. The Music Teacher Health and Wellness ASPA requires a run-off election. Please visit this form to vote in the run-off. Voting ends on November 11, 2021 at 5pm. Once the run-off election is complete,...
Voting for ASPA Facilitators Now Available
Use this link to vote for new facilitators of several of the Areas of Strategic Planning and Action (ASPAs). Voting is open until October 25th, 2021.